MAPM Curriculum

The MA in Pastoral Ministry degree requires students take a total of 48 credits. For Students admitted to the program before March 2019, please use the 2018 Curriculum which will satisy degree requirements. 

Christian Ministry  (12)

CHMN 523 Worship: Word and Music (3) Offered only during the summer on Andrews campus and recommended to be taken with DSRE 541 .
CHMN 543 Christian Leadership in a Changing World (3)
CHMN 637 Seminar in Preaching (3)
Choose one of the following courses:
CHMN 539 Church Growth and the Equipping Pastor (3)
CHMN 566 Mobilizing Laity for the Ministry of Evangelism (3)
CHMN 623 Innovative Evangelism (3)


Church History (6)

CHIS 505 Survey of Church History (3)
CHIS 674 Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology (3)


Discipleship and Religious Education (9)

DSRE 503 Marriage, Family, and Interpersonal Relationships (3)
DSRE 534 Ministry to Youth and Young Adults (3)
DSRE 541 Foundations of Biblical Spirituality (3) Offered only during the summer on Andrews campus*


New Testament (6)

NTST 567 Theology of the New Testament (English) (3)
Choose one of the following courses:
NTST 535 Studies in the Pauline Writings (3)
NTST 536 Studies in the Gospels (3)
NTST 537 Studies in Acts and General Epistles (3)
NTST 538 Studies in Hebrews (3)
NTST 539 Studies in Revelation (3)

Old Testament (6)

Choose one of the following courses:
ANEA 510 Archaeology and the Bible (3)
OTST 520 Introduction to Old Testament Theology (3)
Choose one of the following courses:
OTST 546 Studies in Daniel (3)
OTST 556 Studies in Prophets (English) (3)
OTST 566 Studies in the Pentateuch (English) (3)

Theology and Christian Philosophy (6)

GSEM 530: Doctrine of the Sanctuary (3)

Choose one of the following:
Systematic Theology course (topic options) (3)
Historical Theology course (topic options) (3)


World Mission (3)

MSSN 546 Mission in Cultural and Religious Context (3)
MSSN 561 Christian Witness and World Religions (3)
*These classes are also taught in Canada

Total Credits for the MA Degree:48